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Howard Beales

Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy

  • Department: Strategic Management & Public Policy
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  • Office: Funger Hall, 615P
  • BA, in Economics, Georgetown University, 1972
  • PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, 1978

Research Summary

  • Privacy Regulation
  • Behavioral economics and its implications for credit card regulatory policies

Selected Publications

“Health Related Claims, the Market for Information, and the First Amendment,” Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 7-31 (2011).

“Consumer Protection and Behavioral Economics: To BE or Not to BE,” Global Competition Policy, 2008.

“Choice or Consequences: Protecting Privacy in Commercial Information,” with Timothy J. Muris, University of Chicago Law Review, 2008.

“Brightening the Lines: The Use of Policy Statements at the Federal Trade Commission,” Antitrust Law Journal, 2005.

Professional Activities

Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Homeland Security